Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that it would be ‘impossible’ for Tottenham Hotspur to find a replacement for the injured Harry Kane within the transfer market.
Instead, the Spurs boss will be looking towards the club’s academy to bring through their next goal-scoring phenomenon.
For the meantime, Tottenham will be reliant on current players to replace Kane as Pochettino ruled out any chance of the London club being active in the transfer market.
“I think we have players that can cope with that place when it’s not Harry Kane available and, of course, if we want to find a player similar to Harry Kane, I think we are going to make a mistake,” Pochettino commented, as reported by Sky Sports.
“To find another Harry Kane is impossible, because we are talking about the three, four, five best strikers in the world.
“We have the possibility to create our new star through the academy.
“Of course that is our objective – to try to create the new star of Tottenham. To find him here in our academy, would be the most exciting thing.”
Tottenham have a number of worrying injuries and absences at the moment, with Kane being top of the list.
Moussa Sissoko is looking at two weeks on the side line while Lucas Moura, who could step in as a forward, is being assessed for Spurs’ visit to Fulham on Sunday.
Victor Wanyama is another Tottenham star who is out injured at the moment, with Son Heung-min on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup.
Kane’s replacement while he is sidelined is most likely to be Fernando Llorente, who has started just once in the Premier League for Spurs since joining the club last season.
The 33-year-old’s only top flight goal came against his former club Swansea City, and Tottenham supporters will be hoping an extended run in the starting line-up will see the Spaniard find some form.
Llorente has big shoes to fill while Kane is recovering from his ankle injury, as Spurs look to remain in contention for the Premier League title.